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210115_114630 144.174 Rx FT8 -17 -1.6 685 SIDE LOBE This is probably the one real one of the bunch, actually! The odds of random noise decoding as a freetext message with sensible English in it are vanishingly small. This was probably from someone who worked someone on 2m FT8, and then after exchanging their grid squares, sent a followup message to ...


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I'd say these are simply corrupt. Take for example: 210113_163545 144.174 Rx FT8 -17 1.3 1247 J06NQY A68ITS/R R QM30 A68ITS doesn't seem to be a real call, but if it was, it would be a UAE call. The grid QM30 is in the Pacific ocean, about 800 km off the coast of Japan. This is a pretty unlikely combination. The FT8 protocol includes error correction ...


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No. Yes. There's no particular reason to think so. The UK and the US have both adopted CEPT T/R 61-01 regarding reciprocal amateur operation. Despite the fact that CEPT is the "European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations", it's independent of the EU (it long predates the EU), and parties to T/R 61-01 don't have to be ...


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It Is quite possibly illegal. Actually amplifying your router or extender wireless signal to extend its reach runs the risk of being illegal in many countries. Any wireless device sold in a country with such laws must be approved in accordance with the local legislation. In the USA it is the FCC.


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The US has no specific reciprocity agreement with the UK, but both countries have adopted CEPT T/R 61-01, which is what allows reciprocal operation between them. Only the UK full license is regarded as equivalent to a CEPT license; Foundation and Intermediate don't count for anything.


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Depends on what you already tried. If nothing, and you have a notebook, then the first step would be getting a cheap USB wifi dongle with a short 1/4 dipole antenna. This is 100% legal (unless you buy an uncertified third country cheap knock-off with a lot of interference...) and this alone makes quite a difference compared to the built in wifi adapter. And ...


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